Wednesday, January 13, 2016

'The Hateful Eight' and 'Spectre' win music awards at the Golden Globes

I've been teasing an entry about the music nominees at the Golden Globes since Music for moving pictures at the 58th Grammy Awards.  I put it off in Drinks for People's Choice movie winners and then promised it again at the end of 'The Martian' wins two Golden Globes.  It's time to follow through.

First, the nominees:
Best original song
"One Kind of Love," "Love & Mercy"
"Simple Song #3," "Youth"
"See You Again," "Furious 7"
"Love Me Like You Do," "50 Shades of Grey"
"Writing's on the Wall," "Spectre"
Best original score — motion picture

“The Danish Girl”
“The Revenant”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
“Steve Jobs”
At least this year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not nominate a song from the Hunger Games movies, as they had the past three years.  I guess the combination of "Fifty Shades Of Grey," "Furious 7," and another James Bond movie were enough to crowd another nominee out.  Good, as I found most of those songs to be inferior compared to the competition.  Also, this is the first look at which scores might contend for the Oscar.

Enough about the nominees.  The winners are...

Sam Smith Wins Best Original Song for "Writings On The Wall" | Golden Globe 2016

That was brief.  I think that's the only clip in which the winners didn't have to be told to hurry up.

Quentin Tarantino took longer when he accepted the award for Ennio Morricone Winning Best Original Score at the 2016 Golden Globes.

The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino accepts the award for Best Original Score at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Ennio Morricone and Quentin Tarantino--that's almost too perfect a match, especially for Tarantino's take on a spaghetti Western.

Follow over the jump for music nominations from Critics' Choice and BAFTA awards as well as a look back at the Grammys along with what I think they portend for the Oscar nominees.

The Critics' Choice Awards recognize the same categories as the Golden Globes (and the Oscars), while BAFTA just awards a prize for film scores.  First, the nominees for Best Song at the Critics' Choice Awards:
Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do
Furious 7 – See You Again
The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love
Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
Youth – Simple Song #3
I find a remarkable amount of agreement among the awards shows, as four songs, "Love Me Like You Do," "See You Again," "One Kind of Love," and "Simple Song #3" are on all lists.  Add in Golden Globe winner "Writing's on the Wall," and I expect those will be the nominees for the Best Original Song Oscar--that is, if there are five nominees.  Some years, there have been only four.

Now for the scores.  First, the Critics' Choice nominees.
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
Sicario – Johann Johannsson
Spotlight – Howard Shore
Next, the BAFTA nominees.
Best original music

Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Two films, "The Hateful Eight" and "The Revenant," are on all three lists.  "Carol" and "Sicario" are on two.  Add in John Williams for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and those five look like a good set of Oscar nominees to me.  Stay tuned to see if my projections end up being right. 


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